Dutch Bantams Breed Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pathfinders, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    Quote:He looks like he might be a Splash.
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Ok, what is the definition of vermiculation?

    Stippling means lighter spotty coloration, right?

    You're being very helpful. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    pips&peeps :

    Ok, what is the definition of vermiculation?

    Stippling means lighter spotty coloration, right?

    You're being very helpful. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Vermiculation refers to markings that look wavy.​
     
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    Oh goodie! A Dutch thread!! [​IMG] Thanks for starting this!

    I speak from experience when I say that Laura is very helpful when it comes to answering questions & providing info. (Laura, I emailed you a few weeks ago with photos/questions about my pair). I am new to the Dutch and still have a lot to learn. But I am totally smitten with them--they are just, well, awesome little birds! I originally got them just as pets, but I am so in love now that I need more.... [​IMG] Good thing they don't take up too much space! [​IMG]

    I only have a pair right now--a cream light brown roo & a blue cream light brown hen (who just started laying! [​IMG]). They are about 6 months old.

    This is Harvey and Pearl. I adore all of my chickens, but you know they are special if they end up with names. [​IMG]

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  5. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Quote:LOL!!! You mean you don't name them ALL?????? [​IMG]
     
  7. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    Quote:LOL!!! You mean you don't name them ALL?????? [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I can't remember my own name most days, how would I remember 75+ chicken names? Shoot, sometimes I call my kid by one of the dog's names... [​IMG]

    Completely off topic, but TurtleFeathers, I do still have a couple of Marans hens for you if you want them. I haven't completely forgotten. PM me if you're still interested. [​IMG]
     
  8. fiftyfifty

    fiftyfifty In the Brooder

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    Is someone able to explain or show the difference between "silver" and "silver duckwing"?

    Thanks so much
     
  9. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    All I can tell you (because I don't breed OEGs) is that Silver is a variety in Dutch, and Silver Duckwing is a variety in Old English Game bantams. Hopefully someone else will jump in here with more info.
     
  10. Ryu

    Ryu Songster

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    Quote:We ended up keeping a young Moser hen that I believe would be Pearls full sister, her name is Biscuit. We had some odd colors come out of that pen. We had what ended up looking like a splash out of BLB roo and CLB hens--even if I marked the egg wrong, we had no pens set up that would result in splash offspring because we didn't want any splash.

    The only other possibility is a recessive diluter of black like lavender (which would also explain the lightness of the 'red' on the bird). If it is Lavender, then Pearl might be carrying it.

    I would love to investigate further, but my sister is concentrating more on MGB right now. The 'Splash' roo was sold with a trio of unrelated CLB hens. He was in a bachelor pen, and was a very happy little roo when he got his hens! I would love to see what the progeny out of that cross looks like!
     
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